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					Registered
Apprenticeship
 Talent Development Tool for the
  Workforce Investment System
 Your Name
 U.S. Department of Labor
 Office of Apprenticeship
 Your state
 Or
 State Agency
 Your office
 Your state
Registered Apprenticeship




         70th Anniversary of the
              Fitzgerald Act
               1937-2007
Registered Apprenticeship
Overview

 Program Operation
 Benefits to Employers and Job Seekers
 WIA-Apprenticeship Integration
  – Performance Measures
  – Apprenticeship Sponsors as ETPs
  – WIA Funding for Apprenticeship
 Ways to Work Together
 Next Steps
Registered Apprenticeship


 Voluntary Training System
 On-the-job learning complemented by theory
 or related instruction
 Partnership between employers, employees
 and government
 Focus on skills development
 APPRENTICES ARE EMPLOYEES
Federal Requirements


•   On-the-job training plan
•   Provisions for organized related instruction
•   Progressive wage schedule
•   Adequate and safe equipment and facilities for training
•   Established apprentice progress evaluation
•   Qualified training and supervision
 National Apprenticeship
        Statistics


More than 29,000 Registered Apprenticeship
Programs

More than 449,000 Apprentices
25.6 percent minorities
6 percent women

More than 40,033 active military apprentices
Apprenticeship Statistics:
Your State



 # Registered Apprenticeship Programs
 # Sponsors
 # Registered apprentices
  # percent minorities
  # percent females
 Apprenticeship Myths


Only for unionized industries

Too much bureaucracy

Outdated and outmoded

No future – limited career path
High Growth Industries
with Registered Apprenticeship


 Advanced             Geospatial
 Manufacturing        Health Care
 Aerospace            Homeland Security
 Automotive           Hospitality
 Biotechnology        Information Technology
 Construction         Retail Trade
 Energy               Transportation
 Financial Services
Who Makes Apprenticeship
Work?



 Individual Companies – Small and Large
 Corporations
 Associations
 Labor Unions
 Non-profit Organizations
 Community Colleges
 Government: City, State and Federal
Program Operation


 • On-the-job learning
 • Related instruction
   • Theory
   • Technical
 • Comprehensive training
 • Progress is tracked
 • Programs range from 1 to 7 years
   depending on industry requirements
Benefits to Employers

Increased productivity
Helps reduce employee turn-over
Tailor training to meet industry needs
Matches or exceeds training required by
certifying agencies and licensing boards
Provides employees who are certified,
competent and highly skilled
Benefits to Employers



 Reduce worker compensation/safety
 emphasis
 Recruiting tool
 Free technical assistance in program
 development by OA
 Associated with a nationally recognized
 system of training throughout the US
 DOL
Benefits for the Apprentice:


   An “earn while you learn” format, with increased wages
    during the entire training period.
    Average starting pay in FY2006: $12.16
       Average pay within nine months of starting: $13.48
   OJT on current technology and equipment, under the
    guidance of qualified mentors.
   Assures proper related technical instruction.
   Assures job training & certifications will meet industry
    standards.
   Linkages to University AAS degree programs.
Registered Apprenticeship Aligns with
Workforce System Priorities


    Highly versatile training strategy
    – Customized format
    – Extensive knowledge of industries by apprenticeship
      staff
    – Significant employment, retention and wage outcomes
    Meet Workforce System goals
    Increase quality of WIA services to employers
    and job-seekers
Shared Values of Registered
Apprenticeship and the Workforce
System
 Customer focused
 Accountability of training
 Performance-based outcomes
 High quality training to industry skills
 standards
 Develops high performance workforce
 Labor market driven to meet changing
 needs
WIA State and Local
Strategic Planning



– Workforce solution for targeted industries
   • Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship into
     emerging fields
   • Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship prep
     programs in high-demand clusters
Business Engagement




 Encourage development of Registered
 Apprenticeship to meet business needs
 Integrate RA into regional partnerships as a
 strategy for talent development
Apprenticeship Sponsors as Eligible
Training Providers

   Benefits from streamlined processes for
   becoming initially approved
   WIA statute and regulations provide for
   flexibility in determining registered
   apprenticeship training programs as
   initially eligible providers of ITA-funded
   training services
    – WIA regs at 20CFR 663.505(b)(2)(iii)
    – WIA regs at 20 CFR 663.515(b)
One-Stop Career Center Operations—
How Can We Work Together?

 Referrals to apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship
 programs
 Apprenticeship staff, WIA case managers and
 veterans’ representatives can market and develop
 programs and refer appropriate candidates
 Industry-focused informational meetings
 Co-sponsor career fairs
 Coordinate pre-apprenticeship programs
WIA Funding for Registered
Apprenticeship

 ITAs
 – Support for related instruction
 – Pre-apprenticeship training


 Customized Training Models

 On-the-job Training
WIA Statewide Reserve and
Other State Funding Sources


 Governor’s 15% reserve funds
 WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker program
 Incentive Funds under WIA Title V
 General Revenue Funds
 State legislature appropriations
 State education funds targeted for career and
 technical education
WIA Performance Measures and
Registered Apprenticeship


 Registered Apprenticeship as Employment
 Registered Apprenticeship as Training
 Identifying the Point of Exit
 Tracking Earned Credentials
 DOL and the State Apprenticeship Agency
 track apprentices throughout their participation
Next Steps to Consider…


 Map existing regional Registered Apprenticeship
 programs with One Stops
 Strengthen collaboration between WIBs and
 apprenticeship staff to leverage Registered
 Apprenticeship as a significant workforce strategy
 Educate One-Stop Centers and WIBs
 Discuss apprenticeship as a workforce tool
 Adopt policies and procedures to better integrate RA
 as an important strategy
 Encourage RA sponsors to contact their local WIBs
        More Information


OA Web sites

  www.doleta.gov/oa



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